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"David Youngerman embodies the absolute best aspects of the executive search field. You rarely find someone that has great balance between business understanding and personal connection, but David sets that standard. I worked with David as a candidate and he was a fantastic listener and advocate. He was an invaluable counsel through the whole process and gave the right advice and encouragement to help me deliver my best candidacy to the process that resulted in the best professional opportunity I have ever experienced. Subsequently, as a client of David, he has helped us fill several high impact senior management roles with exceptional candidates that have thrived within the company and delivered incredible value. In that capacity, David has an excellent ability to really get to know the company and its needs in very insightful fashion, helping you to see fit and capability needs you might not have perceived. He has the absolute BEST talent network and his ability to put high caliber candidates into the process was unrivaled. He has been a huge contributor towards our overall business success and I am grateful to count him as a friend. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!"

President N.A., Oatly      

“David has recruited for me at four different companies. Clearly, he understands the profile I like to see in talent. Equally as important David understands the differences in the various company cultures and how that may affect who he presents in the hiring solution. We have an outstanding relationship that spans over twenty years."

Former CEO of Popchips, Kettle Foods, Outerwall      

"I have been working with David Youngerman and Youngerman Search Partners for 14 years as our executive talent recruiter. The thoroughness and efficiency of David's recruiting approach and results have resulted in a long-term relationship that has travelled across a variety of business entities. Youngerman Search Partners has provided outstanding talent in the C-Suite for a variety of Food and Beverage companies, particularly under private equity ownership. David understands the private equity operating environment and has continually delivered outstanding slates of candidates. The length of the relationship speaks to his abilities to deliver outstanding outcomes."

Former CEO Kettle Potato Chips, Columbus Craft Meats, Current Senior Operating Partner Arbor Investments

"I’ve partnered with David for the past two decade's at Guinness, Unilever, Burt’s Bees and Seventh Generation. He has proven himself as a reliable, service oriented partner who gets the job done. I’ve been impressed by his ability to match talent with my myriad of organizational needs."

Former CEO of Seventh Generation, Burt's Bees

"David's practice is built on a strategy of "Customer Intimacy"; he digs deeply into his client company's cultures and people strategies to get a real understanding of how work gets done, and where the organization is trying to go. He is then able to find candidates that not only meet the technical requirements of the open positions, but who can work well and fit well in that organizations' culture. By knowing where the company is trying to go, he also finds candidates who can help evolve the organization from within after they have joined. David does all this with a candid, transparent, and very personal approach that builds trust with all of the parties involved in the decision process."


Former VP/GM North America, Energizer Holdings Corp

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